Photo: Entering “the room”.

Day trip to Ko Hong

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A hundred shades of green glistened on a sea cave wall. Choppy water smoothed to a calm emerald, the wind disappearing as our boat slipped between a pair of limestone cliffs. After a deep breath, we emerged into a vast lagoon at the centre of Ko Hong, or “Room Island.” Of the many small islands off the coast of Krabi province that can be reached only as day trips, this is the one we’d prioritise.

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Due west of Tup Kaek beach and east of Ko Yao Noi in Phra Nang Bay, Ko Hong (aka Ko Lao Phi Lae) is the largest of some 13 tiny islands that collectively form the MuKo Hong group. While they’re overseen by Than Bok Khorani National Park, the park’s visitor centre and other attractions are located some 60 km to the north, on the mainland, and are rarely visited on the same day.

When the crowds part it is a pretty stunning spot. Photo taken in or around Day trip to Ko Hong, Ao Nang, Thailand by David Luekens.

When the crowds part it is a pretty stunning spot. Photo: David Luekens

Our speedboat tour departed from Ao Nang beach in the morning, but only after two hours of waiting and picking up more passengers from Railay and other beaches. Once we were off, a windy 30-minute cruise ended at the first stop: Ko Phak ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 900 words.)

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